survey

Submitted by Stephen, 41, Male.

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part 3 - Your Body

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Think about an experience in your life that has impacted your body. Can you tell the residue of this experience in your body? If yes, what are the sensations there and how does your body express this experience?

I was 15 and running through the edge of a forest at my boarding school with two water balloons in my hands chasing my prey - 16 year old Oliver. I was not looking well and tripped over a fallen log, hitting the ground and dislocating my right shoulder...that was the first time.

Both shoulders from then would pop out during activities such as skydiving, white water kayaking, surfing, basketball - the right staying out while the left would pop out and then pop right back in. While they would at first only pop out during strenuous activity, they then started popping out easily in everyday tasks like reaching over to pick up the phone, turning of a light or simple yoga moves.

While i decided to get an operation on the infamous right shoulder, that went very well, i am still very hesitant with it, even 3 years after the operation. That hesitation is almost a fixed part of my sensory experience.